Youth Case Management is a service that offers support to youth and their families. This support can assist with the youth’s educational, legal, social, and emotional needs. Youth Case Managers can assist the family with identifying and accessing programs and resources in the community. In addition, they can help the family navigate the network of professional services through a referral and assessment process. Case management services include assessment, determination of need, development and periodic revision of a specific care plan, referral, and related activities, and monitoring and follow-up activities.
Youth Case Managers can help with access to psychiatric care, psychological testing and assessment, neurological testing, specialized medical care, in-home support services, and if the need arises, assistance in accessing higher levels of care, outside of the community setting. The youth case management staff promotes collaboration between the family and organizations working with the youth. The youth case manager monitors the continuum of care until the youth has reached independence and is able to successfully navigate their environment without additional supports.
Home Support Services
Home Support Teams provide families intensive therapeutic interventions in situations in which traditional Outpatient Therapy has not been effective. A team approach, involving both a Program Therapist and a Home Support Specialist, provides families with supports including behavioral coaching, family therapy and crisis intervention. Services are focused on the reduction of behaviors that interfere with the youth’s ability to function in the family and community and the development of skills needed by the youth and family to prevent or minimize the need for more restrictive levels of care.
Outpatient therapists apply evidenced-based techniques to help youth develop more effective communication, emotional regulation, problem-solving, and coping skills. Outpatient Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. A therapist provides a supportive environment that allows youth to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. Most therapy focuses on individuals; however, Outpatient Therapists also work with couples, families, and groups.
Substance Use Recovery Program (SURP)
L’esprit is licensed to provide adolescent Outpatient Substance Use services: L’esprit offers this service to individuals whose life functioning, education, and social relationships have been impacted by substance abuse.
Mentoring services are adaptive skill building and integration services provided in the home, school, or community settings in order to help the youth maintain participation in those settings. Mentoring is provided under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional and according to the youth’s goals.
The focus of the services is to:
Improve or restore the youth’s functioning in identified areas of impairment to prevent or minimize the need for more restrictive levels of care
Assist the youth to develop communication skills, self-management of psychiatric symptoms, and the social networks necessary to minimize social isolation and increase opportunities for a socially integrated life
Assist the youth to develop daily living skills and behaviors necessary for the maintenance of relationships, an appropriate education, and productive leisure and social activities
Immediately intervene in a crisis situation to refer the youth to necessary and appropriate care and treatment
Face-to-face consultation with family members, teachers or other key individuals may be included. Mentoring may only be provided if a youth also receives other mental health services.